Tuesday, January 14, 2014

Tombstone Tuesday: Grand Cayman Cemeteries

North Side Cemetery, Grand Cayman
Grand Cayman island has a number of beautiful cemeteries right on the beach.  These traditional sand cemeteries may seem like a waste of prime real estate, but at the time they were built, it made sense.  The sand was useless for agriculture or building, and much of the island is hard coral limestone rock, which was difficult to dig in.  I was impressed by the numerous lovely flowers on the graves (some are real!).

[Old Man Bay] Cemetery [Grand Cayman, 12 March 2012] / Lee Green / CC BY-NC-ND 2.0
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